Author Archives: thielelyn

The Fork in Our Road

We were about to leave for home after an enjoyable family celebration. Unfortunately our GPS decided not to work, so a friend found an app on our phone and set it up. We already had a route in mind, but … Continue reading

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Church Lending Libraries

Have you ever attended a church with a Lending Library with free books, and a notebook to fill in your details? Were those books old, dilapidated and dusty? Were there any for little kids, teenagers, or men? Who checked them … Continue reading

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Homesick for Our Own Land?

Since reading a poem at our church’s Australia Day celebration this week, I’ve been thinking about my attitude to my heavenly home. The poem was written by a famous Australian when she was 19 years old, and visiting England. Although … Continue reading

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Refreshing

I was looking in an old journal and found this statement that God had said to me:  ‘There are refreshing things coming!’ At the time, I’d been sitting at the piano, and as I recall those words now, I appreciate how … Continue reading

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Do we value what we’re given?

It’s surprising what the dead leave behind! These leavings show us what they valued, or  what might have been discarded if death hadn’t overtaken them… I’ve had to sort a few objects belonging to various family members. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Who Cares about Jesus at Christmas?

Christmas traditions have changed over the years. Perhaps they’ve always been changing, and it’s only lately that I’ve noticed! As a child, I lived in a street where most of the people went to church, and believed in the story … Continue reading

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Two Lost Sheep

An incident, two actually, happened in the Salvation Army Opportunity Shop the other day. I was walking between the racks of pre-loved clothing, and saw a little two-year-old boy, crying and rushing through the aisles. Earlier, I’d noticed him in his … Continue reading

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Hanging On to Things

We have one skinny Bobie Bobie tree in our garden. It’s a rare variegated Australian one. We’re hoping it will eventually cover some of the dull paling fence outside our bedroom window. Another name for it is Phebalium squameum variegatum, … Continue reading

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Steps for Old Bones

Ever since I broke my hip five years ago, I’ve been careful to watch my steps (see my Blog Post from May 2015 – Everyday Things). It was no fun to hit the floor and be unable to stand up again. … Continue reading

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Keeping It Looking Loved

‘You’ve got the cleanest rubbish bins in the whole of the city’. The Council employee grinned at the elderly lady as he replaced her bins on the nature-strip, and pressed the lids down. The big truck clattered behind them while … Continue reading

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